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MacaKit is the kit that allows you to breed the caterpillars of the species Papilio machaon, the famous swallowtail. Once they are transformed into beautiful butterflies you can free them and they will continue their incredible life cycle in nature.

Duration of the experience: about 30 days

The swallowtail butterfly

The swallowtail (P. machaon) is a butterfly belonging to the family Papilionidae. It is one of the largest European butterflies and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful ones. It is a native species, present throughout the Italian territory, which frequents sunny meadows preferring mild climate areas. In nature swallowtail caterpillars feed mainly on wild Apiaceae such as wild carrot and fennel. Unfortunately, like other butterflies, it is undergoing a sharp decline mainly due to the disappearance of its habitat (uncultivated meadows).

Why a kit?

  • An unforgettable experience

The kit allows you to closely observe the life cycle of the most beautiful European butterfly, an unforgettable experience! Macakit includes caterpillars and everything necessary for their breeding (including food and instructions).

  • Species conservation

MacaKit is a tool that sensitizes people to the issue of biodiversity conservation. Only by knowing in depth butterflies will we be able to protect them.

  • Share your dream

When the butterflies will emerge from their chrysalises you can free them in nature! In this way they will continue their wonderful life cycle in the open air and laying eggs they will give life to other butterflies.

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